Category Archives: Features

Glistening Glory: Collectible Cased Glass

Glistening Glory: Collectible Cased Glass

Article and photos by Donald-Brian Johnson “Bend me, shape me, any way you want me …” Glass. You can bend it and you can shape it. You can also mold, slump, fuse, or crackle it. Pressed glass? Check. Blown glass? That’s on the list, too. Plus, there’s sculpted glass, engraved glass, woven glass, and, of […]

Roland "Max" Erlacher: Master Glass Engraver

Roland "Max" Erlacher: Master Glass Engraver

By Debbie Tarsitano Max Erlacher is an engraving legend in the Crystal City, Corning, New York. Born in Austria in 1933, a young Max witnessed Austrian master engraver Herman Schiller create an engraved glass work of art. Instantly he realized he wanted to pursue a career as an engraver. Later, Schiller became his teacher at […]

Christian Dorflinger and the American Cut Glass Industry

Christian Dorflinger and the American Cut Glass Industry

By James K. Asselstine Christian Dorflinger’s story is that of a young Alsatian visionary who built one of the leading glass companies in America in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries, producing some of the finest cut glass tableware of the period. Like others in this time, his achievement reflects a combination of skilled […]

Championship Collectibles At Auction

Championship Collectibles At Auction

By Terry Melia Photos courtesy SCP Auctions On the night of November 2, 2016, at 28 minutes past midnight, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant scooped up a weak ground ball hit by Cleveland Indians’ pinch-hitter Michael Martinez and fired it to Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo. That bang-bang play signified the final out of […]

Baseball World Series

Baseball World Series

History and Collectibles By Marshall Fogel and James Dahlen Photos by James Dahlen At the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year World Series hiatus by beating the Cleveland Indians. Since 1903, the baseball season has culminated with a […]

For the "Love" of Tennis Collecting

For the "Love" of Tennis Collecting

Collecting tennis memorabilia can be challenging, fun, and rewarding. Discovering a tennis treasure, whether it is a postcard one doesn’t have, or a Victorian garden umpire chair, thrills the true collector. Tennis memorabilia, compared to that of golf and collecting baseball, is relatively undervalued, allowing collectors with modest budgets to build very satisfactory collections. One […]

Marie de Hoa LeBlanc and Early Newcomb Designs

Marie de Hoa LeBlanc and Early Newcomb Designs

by Adrienne Spinozzi Marie de Hoa LeBlanc was one of the most accomplished and prolific decorators during the early period of production at Newcomb Pottery. Along with her older sister Emilie de Hoa LeBlanc (1870-1941), Marie’s work stands out for its beautiful execution and creative interpretations of nature. Born on November 23, 1874, in New […]

Wrought by Her Hands

Wrought by Her Hands

The American Arts & Crafts Movement and its Women Practitioners By Catherine W. Zipf In 1903, Waldo Waterman died unexpectedly. Once his debts were paid, his wife, Hazel, was left with a very small income, a modest insurance policy, and three children. And at age thirty-eight, Hazel had no training in any profession open to […]

Craftsman-Style Floor Treatments

Craftsman-Style Floor Treatments

Their Care, Preservation, and Staying True When Replacing Them By John Robison of The Craftsman Homes Connection “Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme.” – Frank Lloyd Wright We often give a lot of thought to window treatments, but how often do we consider floor treatments? Since floors […]

The Kalo Shop

The Kalo Shop

Timeless Handwrought Beauty by Maxine Carter-Lome Much has been written about Arts & Crafts furniture, architecture, and ceramics, and such icons of the movement as Stickley, Newcomb, Van Briggle, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. Less is known and has been written about Arts & Crafts metalwork. Apart from Tiffany, Georg Jensen, and Arthur J. […]